Resource sharing for seniors open house

Sunshine Coast Community Services

On Nov. 6, Sunshine Coast Community Services’ Volunteer program will be hosting an open house as part of a series of resource sharing events.

In an effort to deepen the support for seniors and participants in SCCSS programs, Andrea Hobbs, Volunteer Program Coor-dinator, created a series of resource sharing events across the Coast as a way of connecting and sharing.  Resource Sharing for Seniors is the first in the series and will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. at Community Services, 5638 Inlet Ave. in Sechelt.

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“This event will bring together support services and organizations for the purpose of engaging local seniors who may experience social isolation. Gathering together on occasions over the next two years, at locations across the Coast, these resource sharing events aim to inform, support and connect seniors in our community,” Hobbs said.

The open house will give guests a change to meet with volunteers and community professionals, gain information and resources available in our community, make connections, explore activities and expand social networks. Resources will be available from Sunshine Coast Community Response Network, SC Mental Health, Better At Home and others.

In August, SCCSS launched a new Move and Play program that involves seniors as volunteers in Family Resource Programs such as Bellies & Babies, Mamas Supporting Mamas and Parent Tot Drop-In. The program is funded by the United Way of Lower Mainland and designed to increase social connectedness, independence and physical activity through engaging with children and families in these programs. 

Anyone interested in meeting some of the volunteers, sharing resources and connecting in support of active aging is welcome. If you would like to participate or for more information, please contact Andrea Hobbs at 604-885-5881 (ext. 243) or ahobbs@sccss.ca

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